MUSCLE WEAKNESS RESPONDS BETTER TO Williamson NON-SURGICAL
root compression may trigger pain and/or weakness for some spinal stenosis and disc
herniation patients. Younger patients are more likely
to respond more rapidly to both surgical and non-surgical care.
(1) That makes sense as the nerve has not been irritated
for very long. Disc herniations are more likely to arise
in our 30’s and 50’s. Luckily, only 3% to 6% of those
are symptomatic. Spinal stenosis tends to be a
nuisance for us in our 50’s and 60’s. Muscle weakness appears in as
many as 30% to 50% of disc herniation patients.
80% of disc herniation patients with weakness demonstrate
improvement with 6 weeks of non-surgical care, 90% at 12 weeks,
93% at 24 weeks. Surgical patients find
that the most clinically significant weakness improvement happened
within 6 weeks of spine surgery for a disc herniation. 66% of these patients had no
improvement after that. (Ghahreman in 1) Motor
power improvement can occur over the following two years post
surgery. Some sensory loss is normal but hardly conspicuous. (1) BONUS: The cost of chiropractic care for
a lumbar disc herniation only accounted for 2% of all the money
spent, so the researchers recommended a trial of conservative,
non-operative care before patients undergo back surgery for a
herniated disc. (2) Bring your Williamson back pain and related muscle weakness to Apple Country Chiropractic
for Williamson non-operative care in the beginning.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about a patient with muscle weakness accompanying
a synovial cyst that improved with chiropractic care utilizing
the Cox® Technic
Williamson CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin C For Osteoporosis Bone Loss Prevention
Maintaining strong bones is
important, and vitamin C can be a part of the plan! Osteoclasts are
bone cells that decay bone tissue. Vitamin C stops
them from doing that. Osteoblasts are cells that bind bone while
bone forms. Vitamin C fosters bone
regeneration by fostering osteoblast formation.
(3) Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C. They are full of antioxidants known to impact bone
quality. In a recent report, vitamin C improved
the density of the L5 vertebra! (4) That’s a benefit your Williamson spine specialist loves to
hear! Consume your vitamin C daily! Eat, or
supplement! Let us talk at your next Williamson
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Schedule your Williamson chiropractic appointment.
Apple Country Chiropractic is here to help you reclaim your
muscle loss and develop your bones! Thank you for entrusting
your spine’s health to Apple Country Chiropractic!
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